“Why Islam” is Muslim outreach group, run by the ICNA a Islamic group loosely tied to the Jamaat-e-Islami organization of Southeast Asia and allied with the Muslim Brotherhood
The “Why Islam” effort supposedly has “nicer” goals then its parent organization.
According to its Website;
The WhyIslam project is for everyone. To those who have little or no previous knowledge of Islam, we invite you to a journey that is filled with treasures along the way. To those who are mystified by the contradiction between Islam and the actions of some Muslims, we urge you to leave aside your stereotypes and explore this site with an open mind. To those who have already experienced the sublime sweetness of faith, we urge you to gather ever more pearls from the ocean of knowledge that is Islam.
Sounds like a noble cause right? The group even performs outreach to non-Muslims:
“In a time when the core principles of the Islamic religion are commonly misunderstood by our fellow Americans, we at WhyIslam are extremely excited about this opportunity to educate our neighbors and to open the forum for interaction and healthy dialogue with the culturally-rich community of Washington DC.”
One of the core principals of Islam that “Why Islam” is teaching trying to teach the world about is the hatred of Jews. The ADL has taken some time away from pushing the Democratic Party agenda, and investigated the “Why Islam” website. What the found is very disturbing:
Under “resources on Islam,” the site provides links to external sites that promote anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel. Those links include:
- Jews for Allah (JFA), an anti-Semitic and extreme anti-Israel Web site that aims to convert Jews to Islam. The site includes the article, “Islam: A Religion of Terror?” which says: “It is the Jewish influenced media of the West which has portrayed Islam to be something that it is not . Whilst trying to destroy Islam through this instrument of the media, the Jews clearly try to portray an image of themselves as being the oppressed people .”
- IslamOnline, a Web-based publication connected to Sheik Yusuf Qaradawi, a radical Muslim brotherhood ideologue based in Qatar. The publication promotes anti-Israel terrorist groups, has referred to Zionism as a “cancer,” and has repeatedly claimed that the close ties between the U.S. and Israel demonstrate their mutual desire to oppress Muslims. In January 2008, IslamOnline published a poem in its Arts and Culture section that gave graphic instructions on how to behead someone.
- Harun Yahya, an anti-Semitic Turkish writer whose articles demonize Jews who support Israel as “godless” and blames them for committing atrocities. One article penned by Yahya quotes French Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy and another cites Yahya’s own book titled “The Holocaust Deception.”
- “WhyIslam” is not the only public awareness campaign on Islam to provide links to anti-Semitic Web sites. The South Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which ran a similar campaign dubbed “Calling Islam” last November on buses in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, also provided links to Jews for Allah and articles by Harun Yahya as part of its online effort.
Clearly this “WhyIslam” is not an effort designed to build a bridge between people. Just like its parent group ICNA, the group is designed to promote an abyss between peoples.